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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:44 pm

I dunno; feels like we need something that's a middle ground between chit-chat and politics.

Anyway...The Village Voice is dead. That sucks.

http://gothamist.com/2018/08/31/village ... y_dead.php

Three years after buying The Village Voice, and a year after the paper shut down its print edition, owner Peter Barbey told the remaining staff today that the publication will no longer be posting any new stories.

"Today is kind of a sucky day," Barbey told the staff, according to audio obtained by Gothamist. "Due to, basically, business realities, we're going to stop publishing Village Voice new material [sic]."

Barbey said that half of the staff, which is around 15 to 20 people, will remain on to "wind things down," and work on a project to archive the Voice's material online.

The rest of the staff will be let go today.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:47 pm

(And moving this over from another thread)

Man, I didn't know Glenn Greenwald had mutated into such a complete horsefeathering geek:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018 ... resistance
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Postby big ball chunky time » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:42 pm

finally a thread for me
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Postby PackLandVA » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:52 pm

Dear Diary,

I like the Cubs. I hope they win many games, especially in October. That is all for now.

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Postby Andy » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:11 pm

My ex boss's paper shut down on less than a day's notice yesterday after something like 180 years.
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Re: Journalism Thread

Postby CubinNY » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:53 pm

Anyone read the anonymous op-ed in the NYT?
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Postby mul21 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:55 pm

CubinNY wrote:Anyone read the anonymous op-ed in the NYT?


Yeah, it's a less horsefeathers person than Trump trying to seem honorable even though they're still a horsefeathers person.
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Re: Journalism Thread

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:29 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/danbl00m/status/1037429127794647040




Mike Pence, our protector.

this is gonna suck ass ladies and gents. I thought this op-ed was just an attempt to swing some votes (ie us good conservatives are still out there!!) but instead its either just laying the groundwork for Pence's power grab after impeachment or trying to keep himself from being tied to the legal fallout. I want him to go down with the Don.
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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:35 pm

FWIW

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Postby mul21 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:40 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/danbl00m/status/1037429127794647040




I'm much more inclined to believe someone else picked that word out of Pence's speeches and dropped it in there to make people think it was him.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:44 pm

mul21 wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/danbl00m/status/1037429127794647040




I'm much more inclined to believe someone else picked that word out of Pence's speeches and dropped it in there to make people think it was him.

...or maybe just Pence's dipsh1t speechwriter?
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:49 pm

mul21 wrote:

I'm much more inclined to believe someone else picked that word out of Pence's speeches and dropped it in there to make people think it was him.



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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:00 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:FWIW



sure. but why try and defend Pence by creating an illusion to his speech writing? Whats to gain unless they ARE worried Trump will go down and want to switch the power and focus to good ol' Mikey and stay in power?
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Re: Journalism Thread

Postby CubinNY » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:04 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:

I think George helped Kelley Ann write it and horsefeathers Pence in the process. She doesn't want to be tied to Trump, she has other gigs to get.

Edit: The NYT says "he" in the description.
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Re: Journalism Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:39 pm

Here's a hell of a read about the public funding stadium scam on the minor league level:

https://deadspin.com/the-stadium-scam-g ... 1828896356
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